Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System


Tokyo, one of the world’s largest cities, is on the island of Honshu in Japan. On one other island, Manhattan, rise the towering skyscrapers of the financial capital of the world, New York City. A listing of the world’s largest islands is supplied within the desk. New Guinea (309,000 square miles [800,000 square km]), is a part of the Australian continental platform and is separated from it only by the very shallow and slender Torres Strait. Continental islands are simply unsubmerged components of the continental shelf that are entirely surrounded by water.

A good level of comparison is that tonight’s …

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